Coastal Counselling - Fi Dawson

Coastal Counselling - Fi Dawson

NE61 5JJ


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NE61 5JJ


About me

What I offer

Coastal Counselling offers affordable one to one counselling to adults 16+ in Morpeth, Ashington and the wider south east Northumberland area.

My name is Fi Dawson and my counselling room is based in Ellington Village in a semi-rural location that can be reached directly by car and bus. I offer affordable 50 minute weekly sessions for clients experiencing current emotional difficulty.These emotional difficulties might include anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, work-related stress amongst other things.

Why have counselling?

Everyone has their own life story and at times it is beneficial to take time to reflect and talk about things that are causing you to feel 'stuck' in a set of circumstances. This is often easier to do with someone who is not a close relative or friend, helping you view your concerns in a non-judgemental way.

Although a counsellor cannot change your experience, the aim of counselling is to explore new and better ways to cope and move forward in a positive and more conscious way. In my sessions this might be done by just talking. Sometimes Coaching ,guided self help, art and practical relaxation techniques can be used with clients seeking other ways to express what they are feeling.

Most if not all counsellors have been the client too so we can appreciate how it feels to meet someone for the first time and begin to discuss personal issues. When you first make contact with me you will have a chance to ask any questions you might have about how I work and then you can decide if you would like to book a face to face session. In our first face to face session we can begin to look at the issues that have brought you to counselling and plan how best to support you.

How many sessions will I need?

Sessions are always tailored to suit the individual. I mostly work with clients for an average of between 6 and 8 sessions. Please contact me to arrange an initial consultation.

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a BEd Hons in Education, FDA Psychodynamic Counselling and have a current DBS certificate. I am a registered member of the BACP abiding by their professional standards. Please see I have been a counsellor since 2008 in a variety of community settings. I have always worked with the public in every job role I have had and I continue to learn from every person that I come into contact with. I have an interest in Animal Assisted Therapy and I own a temperament assessed therapy dog called Betsy. We provide visiting pet therapy in the local community for the charity Pets as Therapy.

I have worked with a range of clients in different working environments. In my experience clients find the counselling session is much less daunting than they imagined and that they are glad they took the first step in making contact.

Range of work roles:

Within the Primary, Further and Higher Education sector

Parent Support helpline

Mind GP Patient Counselling Service

Further Education College Student Counselling Service

University Student Mental Health and Well-being Service

Care setting with Looked After Children

Private Practice

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


Please ring for information alternatively you can email me with any enquiries.

Usually £30 per 50 minute face to face session. There are concessions for OAP/ low income clients, please ask as there are reductions available depending on your circumstances.

(If travelling to appointments may be an issue, some counselling sessions may be telephone based by agreement after having first met face to face.)

Maps & Directions

Morpeth, NE61 5JJ

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9.00-5.00 (please note appointments outside of these times may be possible so please ask.)

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
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